If Amazon Studios is trying to get into the streaming game alongside Netflix, they've got to step up their PR game a bit. While we did know they had put a bunch of pilots online this week, including Roman Coppola's "Mozart In The Jungle," we had no idea some peeks via clips were available too. In fact, we stumbled across these completely by accident—but we're glad we did.
Starring Gael Garcia Bernal, Saffron Burrows, Lola Kirke, Malcom McDowell, Bernadette Peters and Peter Vack, and co-written by Jason Schwartzman, the proposed series is based on Blair Tindell's memoir of the same name about the apparently very wild world of classical music. Bernal is playing a popular young prodigy who is clearly ruffling the feathers of the old guard, and these two clips give a good sense of the tone of the series. That said, they feel very much like pilot-material, and the kind of thing that will get better should it go to series (and it will depend on customer feedback, if it does).
i will probably watch this since i am a sucker for anything with gael